"We were shocked when we saw it," Captain Richard Simms told Newsweek. "Most anglers fish their entire lives and never see one."
The child, who was under 10, was airlifted to a hospital in Tampa after his mom had to pull over and call 911 while driving for emergency help.
The flathead catfish weighed in at 53.35 pounds, breaking the previous state record of 52 pounds.
The 131 pound catfish broke the previous rod and reel record set in 2009 by Dakota Hinson, who reeled in a 95-pound catfish.
I am a catfish because I do pile on makeup and I do like to look different.
A screenshot of the pair's text conversation reveals that the woman actually fled the scene of the date.
In 2020, more than 23,000 catfishing victims across the United States sent scammers over $605 million, according to the FBI.
Jocelyn reminded her viewers to "stay woke" and "stay alert."
Fisherman Chad Hester described the piebald catfish as "amazing," and told Newsweek he "never would have imagined catching one."
Last year, 20,282 cases of romance scams were reported in the U.S and $517 million was lost by victims.
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"I know it's been a tough year to be a cop, but I wanted to take a moment to say thank you to all the men and women who put their lives on the line to keep our communities safe," Shulman wrote in the now-deleted photo caption.
One celebrity went home, while another received a perfect score on the show's Halloween-themed episode 7.
"Don't allow anyone to waste your time."
No, those aren't pictures of Nessie. It's most likely a large catfish swimming around Loch Ness.
"With everything going on, it's like, all I need is just that one moment."
Twitter has revealed the 10 most-discussed TV series this year, which include some of Netflix's biggest shows plus the controversial final series of "Game of Thrones."
Kevin P. Miles is accused of using a false online identity to solicit compromising photographs from more than a thousand women over the course of a decade.
Jack Luibel, 18, was found shot and killed outside of a church in Frayser, Tennessee on Labor Day. Now his father is claiming that he was lured to a deadly meeting through the Snapchat photo app.
A conversation is happening behind the scenes.
MTV's hit reality show Catfish is finally coming back with many more online dating blunders.
Lohan says she's been dating the man, whom she has never physically met, for five years.
"I screwed it up and then I had to win her back."
First Billy Joel at Madison Square Garden, then Nev Schulman at MTV's Video Music Awards—and why some think it should stop.
One Nashville Predators fan went to extreme lengths to get the fish to PPG Paints Arena.